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Mar 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
remedies for violations of those laws. some have suggested these legal protection should apply equally to drones and that they may be sufficient to alleviate any constitutional problems for any privacy concerns. in your view is this approach correct? what are the main differences between manned and unmanned aircraft as it relates to the protection of americans for their privacy concerns? >> we don't believe there are any federal statutes that would provide limits on drone surveillance in the united states. the privacy laws are very targeted to the approach the united states has taken to privacy and denting compass the surveillance drones can conduct and because of this we're actually advocating additional legislation on drone surveillance. the primary difference between and and unmanned vehicles, this has been brought up, drones are going to be able to conduct more surveillance. they are cheaper to fly, cheaper to maintain and able to conduct an incredible amount more surveillance and individuals to the surveillance and designed, built to design to carry the most invasive surveillance tec
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 9:00am EDT
for this moment and beyond to ensure that the freedom to marry is a law in the states of the united states of america. it is for us and we're going to get that day. >> it's true, darlene. we're going to get that day, and this movement is beautiful. it is strong. it is national. it is grassroots, and we're going to get that day. and it is an incredible team, a wonderful team that brought these festivities together. and i want to market as well not just because of the team but because of the holiday, my holiday, passover that is here in front of us today. it's more than appropriate and actually we would be remiss if we didn't pause here today to mention our friends and family and leaders and say, pro-lgbt faith leaders, institutions and individuals that have been with us through thick and through thin, through the whole planning process for this day, this beautiful day. let's pause here and give it up for leaders in faith. [cheers and applause] spent that's right, alan. we have over 100 faith leaders who helped make today possible. more than 100 of them. there's been a faith committee
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
sheriff's office and representative at dearborn law-enforcement association. thank you for inviting me to speak to you about the use of unmanned aircraft a small colorado community where he lives. the mesa county sheriff's office is a middle sized of a 200 people at the patrol chamber 65 deputies. this are approximately 175,000 citizens to the infiniti 3300 square-mile county. we see a wide range for petty offenses to major crime including drug trafficking and homicide. in four years with lumbar operational hours than anyone else in the country with 185 and over 40 missions. the two small battery operated aircraft systems that's a lot considering this one on the table here is a backpack size helicopter that can fly for 15 minutes and weighs two pounds. our smaller plane can fly for an hour and weighs just about eight pounds. both systems are used to carry canvas which are commercially available. in fact coming committee same camera at wal-mart. have a tissue at the brief examples of how we use this equipment. my first example occurred last may when an historic church cup higher. recrui
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the sense that when the congress passed the law that allows certain apparel, you couldn't affect the exterm view of the uniform or affect how the uniform appeared otherwise. the other services became very unhappy about this woman, and so she was then banned, only could be in the air force area, but in the pentagon, she had to remove it. that's not exactly good personnel policy to implement so we're fighting through now what's the way we're going to deal with these religious accommodations, grooming, and apirl requests? that remains as the last frontier. this plays out in another area as well because not only do you have the grooming and apparel issues that we have to work through, but it's the idea of free exercise clause, so if you're a -- if you're a chaplain in the military with the add vent of the same-sex benefit or the demise of don't ask, don't tell, and the right to have a sexual orientation of your choosing and to serve openly, what is your role as a military chaplain? we have chaplains from each of the faith groups across the dod, and so you might be a rabbi, and, yet, you'
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 10:30am EDT
that the job market out there. be the even more fearful than during the recession, which is the law. they're even less like a quit even though we should've expected a big increase in the recovery started. the more reason you can get that water level up even though you're adding a slaughter is because the number of jobs in terms of points is even lower than normal. one measure of how hard it is is to get the number of hires each month compared to the number of people unemployed and looking as well as the number of people who lived given up looking for work. you can see how the ratio has gone up and pretty much been stuck since 2009. we haven't really seen the number of jobs out there matching the number of people who are looking for work. and that gives you some idea of why this quit rate has not gone up, white state so though. people have said good idea of how hard it is to go and find a job. there's two groups of people being hurt the most. people at 55 and they basically lose their jobs there's a lot of trouble trying to find it and also very young people who are in train the job
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
entitled to it as a matter of law, at a certainagers you qualify. -- at a certain age, you qualify. if your income is below a certain level, you're entitled to the money. whether uncle sam has it or not. that's based on law. that's based on legislation that congress passed that entitles people that under certain circumstances to obtain federal money. and get it as a matter of entitlement. and so when those programs are surging at 6% a year, medicaid, the poor person's insurance program, is projected to go to -- to grow 8% a year over the next decade, 117% over the next ten years, when those programs are going at that rate and the economy is growing at 2%, you have got a problem. you don't have to go to the harvard business school to know that. you really don't have to go to harvard to know that. when i talk to the american people, they understand it fully. they expect that we are really going to have to make tough choices in this country to get the country on the right path, and they are girding themselves to support such tough choices, but they want them fair. they want to tighten the
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 2:45pm EDT
a nice home for his best friend and former law partner. he becomes the godfather, if you will, for the girl francis. she calls him uncle cleve which should be part of the hint because that sound creepty to me. he pays to send her to college in a day and age when women weren't educated. as frances is growing up, cleveland's relationship with her changes, changes from uncle cleve, the godfather, to a romantic interest. cleveland starts sending her letters with poems and sends her roses, and it's the full court press on courting her. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> you're watching booktv. and now former florida governor jeb bush argues that the nation's immigration policy should be overhauled to reflect our current economic needs, but also should be b clear enough to enforce properly. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> now, our love whered president finish beloved president ronald reagan passed away almost ten years ago. but as many in this audience know, it seems nearly impossible to follow political news without hearing some reference to
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. so the committee that was supposed to find all the cuts failed. the sequester came into law. it's an antimilitary provision. it was put in by jack lew, a very liberal member of the president's, at that time, chief of staff for offic office of mot and budget. the president seems to be quite happy to see these cuts fall on the defense department. he seems to be happy to have this happen. why do you say that? i say, because he's done nothing to philadelphia it. -- to fix it except demand something that he has no right to demand. that is, to violate this agreement and raise taxes and spend more. and that's not going to happen. congress is not going to vote to violate the agreement they made with the american people just less than two years ago. if we give in on that, we might as well quit. and our colleagues say they want to have a balanced approach to the budget, and they're going to raise taxes, and most people hear that think that the taxes will be used to reduce the deficit. but it's not. the taxes are going to be used to fund more spending over the agreement we've had in place now f
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
. they had studied the law, they knew at what distance they needed to stand, when the guns could not be loaded in the cars, that a felon could not carry a handgun. all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal, and they emulated some tactics that were being done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. and in this drew a local following in oakland of young adults who said that's power. that's standing up to our press sor. we're going to join in. we're not going to just sit there and talk about revolution like the revolutionary action movement, but this gives us a way to actually stand up against brutality. when this really changed to a bigger scale, right? there were these small patrols in oakland standing up and following the police and patrolling the police, when this really changed was when a young man was killed in north richmond, an unincorporated area knot of oakland. -- north of oakland. neighbors -- he was killed by police, shot in the back, and there was a lot of evidence that this was unjustified murder. but there was no official recourse.
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 10:00am EDT
-oxley,fyrrhea, i won't go into what these names mean. many of you who study banking law, financial law will know it. each was a new set of powers for regulatory, for regulators who had recently failed. in the case of the financial crisis, financial regulators were quick on the draw with new regulations that would impose more controls on the financial industry. the fed, which arguably was most at fault for failing to see the crisis coming, got the most new powers, becoming in effect the uberregulater of the financial system with the potential eventually to regulate large insurance companies, finance companies, hedge funds and money market mutual funds as well as banks. this is truly a case of not letting a good crisis go to waste. nor has the steam gone out of the regulatory engine yet. if you read the speeches of fed officials and other bank regulators from around the world, you'll find that they are eager to somehow get control of the securities market. the code words here are "shadow banking." a clever suggestion that the securities industry is engaged in banking on the sly without t
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
direct financing. we will also protect the lawful rights and interests of investors, especially small and medium investor your we will also drive economic transformation. the important thing is to further open up the services sector. of course, looking ahead, our trade, especially trading goods, will continue to grow and even at high speed in the years ahead. that will create enormous opportunities for the world, and help chinese enterprises to upgrade themselves in the course of fair competition. [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] >> translator: will improve people's well being, and to do that we need to reform the income distribution system. we need to confront the two biggest gaps in chinese society. the gap between urban and our areas, and the gap between different regions. in particular, we need to confront the former gap as it involves over 800 million rural residents, and over 500 million urban residents. we need to take action to gradually narrow this gap. we also need to enhance reform of the social security system. we need to raise the level at which social security funds
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. all of us have done wrong and we are sinners. all of us have broken the law at some point in our lives. if you are an adult, you have broken the law at some point in your life. i find that some people say oh, yeah, i am a sinner. i have made mistakes, but don't call me a criminal. don't call me a criminal. and i say, okay, well, maybe you never drink underage or experiment with drugs. and the worst thing you have done in your entire life is speed 10 miles over the speed limit on the freeway. there are people in the united states serving life sentences. for small things. the u.s. supreme court said it is not cool and unusual punishment to sentence a young man to life imprisonment for a first-time drug offenders. even though virtually no other country in the world does that. president barack obama himself has and then into more than a little bit of drug use in his time. he has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his years. and if he hadn't been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much with his illegal drug use, and predominantly white college campuses a
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 6:30am EDT
archives to try to get back to tapes, congress intervened and passed a special law at the nixon library's the only library governed by one law, presidential recordings of 1974. that will stick to that first of all that we, members of the public, had the right to get any information about the use of government power. but also protected. president nixon, former now, president nixon and sued, it was a long struggle, it took years. and, in fact, only now are the tapes coming out. when i was there we released about 630 hours. there's another big dump of import material coming out i hope this year. it's taken years for the staff to come up, and that's because of richard nixon and his estate. so they did not want these tapes to come out. the same with the papers. nixon sued the national archives, and it dragged down. in fact, when i was there there were 35,000 pages that are found in the fault that i got out that had been put in there because the national archives is afraid of what richard nixon and others reaction would be. didn't change the world. there's of other really good mentor
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 6:45pm EDT
all have, all of us are sinners, all of us have done wrong, all of us have broken the law at some point in our lives. if you're an adult, you've broken the law at some point in your life. now, i find that some people say, oh, yeah, i'm a sinner, i made mistakes, but don't call me a criminal. don't call me a criminal. i say, okay, maybe you never drank underage. maybe you never experimented with drugs. well, if the worst thing you've done in your entire life is be ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you've put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in a privacy of their living room, but there are people in the united states serving life sentences for first time drug offenses, life sentences. the u.s. supreme court upheld life sentences for first time drug offenders against an 8th amendment sentence that such punishments were crew and unusual, and the supreme court said, no, it's not cruel and unusual to sentence a young man to life imprisonment for first time drug offense even though in other country in the world does such a thing. we've
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 7:30am EDT
production facilities. we will face the situation and punish the offenders without mercy, and enforce the law with an iron fist. [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] >> translator: we shouldn't pursue economic growth at the expense of the environment. such growth will set by the people. it's very important that the extent of pollution, the real food safety situation, and the efforts of our cleanup, results our cleanup efforts must be made public so that the people and media organizations can supervise the government's efforts to more fully and more effectively. this will also in a way force enterprises and government to firm up our own responsibilities. and help the people to take some precautionary measures. since we breathe the same air, we have to work hard together. everyone should pitch in, and as far as the government is concerned, we will show greater resolve and take actions to reassure the peoples, thank you. [speaking chinese] >> translator: china's websites, mr. bremer can you talked a lot about the goals and the best of reform. we pay close attention to the ref
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am EDT
with her mother-in-law, former first lady abigail adams. first ladies: influence and image, continues tonight live at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> the winners have been selected in this year's c-span student documentary competition on the theme "your message to the president." the grand prize winner is josh stokes from daniel hand high school many connecticut. his video was on unemployment in america. high schooler alan shimp of pennsylvania won first prize her his industry on the economy and spending. and a group from knoxville won first prize with their documentary on public transportation. watch the winning videos each day next month on c-span and see all the documentaries at student cam.org. >> "the communicators" winds up its visit to ces international 2013, the consumer electronics show in las vegas, with a look at several booths to see some of the technology that's being unveiled this year. >> host: and now joining us on "the communicators" is henry massey of the venom corporation. mr. massey -- >> guest: hello. >> hos
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
go back. i had never been in trouble with the law. i told my mother, i'm going to court and my mother was so embarrassed. my mother was a very proud woman and she was embarrassed. boy i don't know why you did that, and not going to down there and i'm not going to let them send my baby to jail. i'm not going. she said earl you take that boy to court. we get down we go to to the courthouse and i remember my dad saying son, you have crossed the line this time and i don't think you are coming home with me. i am looking at him like, you don't think i'm coming home? no sun i think the judge is going to send you away. i got a little quiet and we get to court and the judge looks at me and he says to my father, mr. mr. carlos does your son have any mental deficiencies? my father said none that i know of. he said why would he do what he did? my father said that's a very good question. why don't you ask him? the judge asked me why did i burn the tree's? i told him your honor i asked my mother one day why she didn't come down and she gave me a story about caterpillars and her job. i though
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 8:30pm EDT
democracy. rule of law, repeated election. not just one election. and i think we need to focus more on that and building the fabric of democracy in the region and less on feeling as though we need endorse whoever wins an election. and finally, look, i think we need to be prepared to judged on the action and not just on the words. going and giving another high profile speech is not going to cut it. people want to see action, especially because there's a view that the 2009 speech wasn't really carried out. it didn't translate to policy. the places we'll be most judged on the action is syrian and iran. i think in syria, look, we need to stake out a strategy and put resources behind it, build a coalition around it. i think it's damaging the idea the united states is passive or unable to accomplish the objective when people see syria in a sense most urgent and national security priority for the united states and allies been it comes to iran i think we need reconcile the conflicting messages we often send to iran. the military option is on the table. we take an aircraft carrier out of the gu
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
department was signed in to law november 25th, 2002. the department opened the doors on march 1st, 2003. so in just over four months 22 different agencies across the government with different culture were merged to a new department. in the early days at the department, the focus of both the administration and congress was moving quickly to prevent another 9/11-type attack on the homeland. management took a backseat to the effort. the dhs confirmed the fact when he testified before the committee last year. the management got shortchanged in the early days. it's taken years to dig out but the lack of the strong foundation left. that said, i want to give credit where credit is due. gao's recent report confirms there's considerable progress at the department. and integrating the departments and overlaying the component. the latest high-risk report includes fair amount of good news. because gao acknowledges the progress and narrowed the area on the high-risk list. the department deserves credit for the detailed plan to address all of gao's concerns and high-risk report, which i believe is unique
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
collection depends on a ruling that our police are actual law enforcement officers, we think that's going to come but we need to establish in fact they are. and then i believe the of the provision was handing these over, at the time of visit, the practitioners. looking at whether we can legally do that or not. it's an excellent idea, and we fully endorse it, are going to do everything we can to participate. >> anything we can do or at least i can do, i would be delighted to undertake. you know, i have seen escape fire, the documentary. i think the chairman mentioned it earlier during the proceedings, and i hope that more people can be exposed to it, given the opportunity there to view it. because i think it makes it very dramatic case for the need to be vigilant on this issue, particularly where we are using medications that may be every bit as intense as some of, some of the equipment of warfare that he is on the battlefield in terms of their effect on individual people. and so i hope that you will continue, all of you, will continue to do the good work that you're doing. let me as
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
disparities and so on so that is my concern about prosecutors. they are important and enforceable law but we need them to do it in a way that is fair and we need to find out how to hold them accountable because a lot of their actions can and do produce in justices in the system. >> host: professor davis is the power institutionalized and tell all or just developed over the years? >> guest: the system of public prosecutions started right around the time of the democracy when we had this view that we wanted to vote for people and hold them accountable the people choose the individuals to perform these functions, and so when we start to get this prosecution because in the past there used to be practices, individuals, private individuals are able to bring charges against other individuals and they have to pay for it. that didn't last very long and then there was the prosecution system for the state and local system, so all of our states except for about four of them had elected officials for the state. federal prosecutors are appointed but state and local our elective officials and that e
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. >> coming up on c-span2, the fbi's top lawyer on how law-enforcement investigations are keeping up with new technology without breaking the law. that's followed by a house appropriations subcommittee looking into agriculture department spending. then "the communicators" with commissioner robert mcdowell. >> the nation's highest court is holding oral arguments this week on to gay marriage cases. the first people got in line thursday, and now the going rate for saving a seat is around $6000. a couple weeks ago director rob reiner explained why this is drawing such interest. here's a portion of what he had to say. >> one of the reasons we took on proposition eight, aside from the obvious reasons of marriage equality and we should all be treated as equal under the law and its, it was a bad initiative, and you know, the courts of our it overturned. we hope the supreme court will uphold those. those rulings. but it was partly an education process. we discover as we go along that, first of all, there's not one person in this audience, or anywhere, that doesn't have a gay person in the family o
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 8:00am EDT
incentive auction, so congress passed a law last year giving tv broadcasters a financial incentive to relinquish system or all of their spectrum in exchange for money, obviously, that would then be used for wireless broadband purposes. so we at the fcc are busy trying to analyze public comment for what will literally be the most complex spectrum auction in world history. it actually is the truth. and it has three components which i'll get to in a minute. i've expressed caution, not doom and gloom as you just presented it, but caution in terms of when that will happen and how it will happen. i'm not sure it will yield quite as much spectrum as was first advertised. some of the first chatter was it would yield 120 megahertz which is a lot of spectrum. that was pared back to 80 megahertz because people had forgotten about interference issues with canada and mexico, then some estimates back to 60 megahertz. does that mean new york city? that's the equivalent of about ten -- excuse me, six tv stations going off the air, and there's the potential for channel sharing and all that. of so t
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
marriage and the rule of law. [applause] and on the life question, it's really pretty simple. i went through the toughest election of my life last fall. i had tracking cameras around me from st. patrick's day until november 6th, one to three cameras always focused on me trying to get a second or a minute that they could run against me in an ad. they didn't get a single second that they could run against me, not one second, by the way. [applause] but they're in the business of trying to undermine and weaken us, and i didn't back up on any principle. we debated the issue of life, and i said my opponent, my leftist opponent cannot answer two questions on life. is human life sacred in all of its forms? yes, it is. and at what moment does life begin? the instant of conception. and the people on the other side of this question dare not answer either one of those questions. they know they lose the debate. i stood on life, and i stood on marriage -- [applause] and the thing that a bunch of people that have been backing away from these challenges don't seem to realize that i'm still standing.
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 9:00am EDT
sets spending levels for the last two years. it was a law. every reasonable political observer admits the budget control act which had the force of law was a budget, period, but no because it was -- it was not a resolution, it was a law, which is much stronger than any resolution we do here. they have yelled and screamed, as i've indicated. still, republicans pined for the days of the so-called regular order and the senate would vote on a budget resolution that would set spending priorities for the fiscal year. republicans, we were told, we heard, we saw, were desperate to have a budget debate, desperate. let's -- and had charts out here. they were desperate for an amendment. they wanted a vote-a-rama, and they had charts, speeches and demonstrations to prove it. they had, mr. president, press conference after press conference after press conference. they even had a calendar that they brought out here almost daily telling the days since the senate passed a budget resolution -- not a law which was already in effect but a resolution. i was amazed yesterday, i mean amazed, flabber
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 7:45pm EDT
from law school. the federal election campaign act set contribution and expenditure limits for federal offices and i'll submit the federal election commission independent of the president. according to the press to take politics out of politics but for possibly shift the balance of political control as congress in the coming end away from the president challenges. solicitor general bork some of his s.w.a.t team for cases. reran dolphin went to work on a brief in my stand is one of history's curiosities. the brief filed, and i quote, for the attorney general and the united state goes to great lengths to explain why speech and money are interchangeable come away surely would the first amendment is to set a limit on how much "the new york times" could charge him either further serious problems for the contribution and expenditure limit statute. next time somebody tells you a contribution or expenditure limit for an election is just about money and that money is speech, you should reply that "new york times" to consolidate its just a case about money for tort damages at the naacp a
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
care law can have on hiv/aids. the panel also looks at some of the challenges of implementing the law. the center for american progress hosted this hour and 20 minute event. >> good morning, everybody. my name is neera tanden and i'm the president of the center for american progress. thank you for joining us this morning for this important discussion of how health reform is addressing the needs of gay and transgender communities and people living with hiv. reforming america's health care system is a massive undertaking. one of the president's advisers on health reform, i know that as we gear up for health care reform it will touch the lives of every american. that effort means it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay and transgender community as welcome as those people living with hiv. the united states currently has 9 million -- 19 people living with hiv. hiv epidemic continues to raise and marginalize. like the uss russell, this topic is diverse. gay and transgender people live in all corners of our country and they come from families of all varieties. regardless of the diversity
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2013 9:00am EDT
economic stability. it's the wrong kind of plan if made into law to help us grow our economy, create jobs, create wealth, get people over time and bonuses and pay raises, the kind of thing you have when the economy's growing. this budget is just the wrong medicine. i just have to say i strongly, strongly believe that it takes us in the wrong direction. what does it do at bottom? it raises taxes. it raises taxes, according to the chairman, by 1 point -- $1 trillion, $985 billion -- billion dollars. that's almost a trillion -- and we think it raises it $1.5 trillion. there is a reserve fund to make it easy to raise more taxes. i ask the chair to close that so it couldn't be used to raise taxes easily and see a decline which would continue to cause me to believe that that is an additional part. but regardless, a trillion dollars of new taxes is a huge, huge tax increase. in january of this year, the president got a $650 billion big tax increase on the rich. and so this is a huge additional tax cut. plus a trillion in tax cuts in the president's health care bill. so we are already at $1.
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Mar 17, 2013 11:15pm EDT
teachers. my grandfather was an educator. my grandmother was a kindergarten teacher. my sister-in-law, my best friend. i grew up around teachers and having an incredible respect for the difficult job that they have every day. and i still surrounded by teachers to this day. and i think that it is because i have such respect for teachers and told them in such regard i have a tremendous believe for what they can do and the power that they have, and i refuse to believe what many folks these days say which is if kids are coming from difficult situations and poverty there is nothing the schools can do. i roundly reject that notion. i think that when children are in the classrooms of truly effective teachers even despite the fact they may face a lot of obstacles those kids can achieve the highest levels and so we should aspire to nothing short as a nation making sure every single kid is in the classroom with a highly effective teacher every single day. it's no less than what we would want for our own children and nothing different than we should want for the nation's kids. >> michelle, if th
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Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
house republican budget being considered this week could also repeal the health care law and increase the cost of care to our seniors, throw students off of their parents' plans, cost tens of millions more americans to be uninsured and put the insurance companies back in charge of patients' care. our budget rejects that approach, and it builds on the health care law to continue reducing costs responsibleably increasing efficiencies and improving care. our budget also maintains the key principle that every other bipartisan group has maintained but that has been rejected by the house republicans. we don't think the burden of deficit reduction should be unfairly borne by the most vulnerable children and families who have already sacrificed so much. everyone in america needs to be a part of this solution, but the house republican approach would shred the safety net that has offered a hand up to millions of families across america, including my own when we needed it, and, mr. president, we reject that approach. the budget we are considering this week also makes the investments we
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 8:30am EDT
, angelica van buren is the white house hostess for her father-in-law, president martin van buren, who is a widower. we'll include your questions and comments by phone, facebook and twitter live tonight at 9 ian on c-span and c-span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> now,ous foreign affairs -- house foreign affairs committee chairman ed royce on u.s. policy towards the asia-pacific region. in remarks to the heritage foundation, he emphasizes the need to focus on economic prosperity in asia. he also discusses u.s./china relations, north korea's nuclear program and the trans-pacific partnership trade agreement. this is about 50 minutes. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. my name is edwin feulner, for the next 13 days i am the president of the heritage foundation. [laughter] i'm delighted to have with us in this morning my successor as the new president of the heritage foundation can, senator jim demint. we're very happy you're able to join us this morning for our 17th annual lecture. i welcome you all. it's good to see so many friends here, and it's particularly happy occasion
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Mar 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
halfway through her first year of law school at the university of connecticut when she was diagnosed with stage four hodgkin's disease. not one, two or three but the worst, stage four. she had done everything right. she knew she needed insurance so she went to the university of connecticut and bought the best plan she could for students. so that she would have health insurance. but her cancer and the difficult treatment to fight it, she had to drop out of school. she had no insurance because insurance would not cover her. she was, as i said, no longer a student. she was no longer qualified for student health insurance. what was she to do? she needed a bone marrow transplant. her family, she thought there was a very strong possibility she would pass away, die. before obamacare, sara would have been one of tens of millions of americans who desperately need life-saving care but didn't have insurance to take care of it. before obamacare, sara might even have become one of the 45,000 americans who died each year because they lack health insurance. but thanks to the affordable care act, ob
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Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, at 8:00 p.m. the los angeles times joins us we'll talk to harvard law school professional. later "the wall street journallers" reporters on public sector job losses and the economy. plus your calls, e mails and tweets. washington journal, each morning at 7:00 eastern on c-span. a naturalization ceremony at the white house, president obama urged congress topaz immigration reform legislation. it's twenty minutes. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the president of the united states. accompanied by sector gamp, and direct -- janet napolitano and director. remain standing for the national anthem of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ mr. president, madam secretary, candidates for naturalization, distinguished guests, good morning. today is a special day and i'm honored to be here with you. my i have the privilege of serving as a director of u.s. citizenship and immigration services. the agency that administrates our nation's immigration benefits. [inaudible conversations] thank you, mr. president. i, myself, am a naturalized citizens having arriv
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Mar 23, 2013 1:30pm EDT
criminally liable. they had to do this by law. they continue have -- don't have a choice. their report is short, and but essentially it's these folks did nothing criminal. that's what we wanted to hear. osh arranges is hard to talk about with a straight face. it it's an industrial investigate group. industrial safety, and they tried very hard to do some homework, but they are not wildland fire investigators. and so they had their reasons that they needed to investigate the fire, and their report, you can read it on the web was protested by the forest service, thankfully, excuse me, because i don't think california fire or the wild fire would be able to fight the fire if we took the rights. so the forest service protested that, got a hearing and got some of that stuff changed. that was great. the factual report, which many people think isn't factual, was done bay large group of california fire service. the problem was they were expected to produce lessons learned in a timely manner. the problem, as john talked about, is it's hard to do an exhaustive investigation and report on it accuratel
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Mar 23, 2013 8:45am EDT
, then they take a job in some high-paying position and if they went to law school they go to corporate law and may be bored to tears but want to do it for five to ten years to get the money to then be able to do their passion and that is the difference. when i wrote passages in the 1970s, the most famous business book and remains today what color is your parachute and the thesis was starch out following your passion. who can afford to do that as of 25-year-old who has finished college? they have to work and get some -- takes a decade to take -- pay off those college loans unless they came from a wealthy family. the other thing that i think is a big advance is the blue regeneration which was the generation that inherited the feminist revolution was 80% white. the generation of young people today is far more diversified and there are a lot of young african-american, asian-american, indian american, hispanics who voted for obama or very much responsible for the reelection of obama and are helping to mentor younger poor women which were left out of the first feminist revolution. poor women
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Mar 23, 2013 11:00pm EDT
my first job was to the introduction changed. [laughter] i happily attended stanford law school but in the process i met my husband to be john o'connor and he was a year behind me in moscow and we decided to get married and i graduated you both like to eat that met one of us would have to work and that was me. i thought no problem there were at least 40 notices from law firms and california saying law graduates we would be happy to talk to about job opportunities. give us a call. there were 40 different messages. i would call every month not a single one would even give me an interview. why? because we don't hire women. that was the way it was. i got out about 1952 but isn't that amazing? they wouldn't even talk and i really did need to get a job. [laughter] i heard the county attorney from redwood city once had a woman lawyer on the staff and i thought that was encouraging. unaided appointment. in california they elect the county attorney. so he gave me an appointment he was very ninth set -- nice and agreeable and did say he had a woman on his staff and she did well and he would b
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Mar 25, 2013 9:27am EDT
conditions and to address a vacuum of power and rule of law that was left after the unseating of the hussein regime. and then i think the final of these four main continuities in the nature of war is that war is a contest of wills. and that we have to communicate our determination to see the effort through towards that sustainable outcome, consistent with our interests and the sacrifices and investment we've made in the outcome of that war. and so overall i think it would be fair to say that we are oftentimes fixated when looking back on a conflict, on how we did on the physical battleground, how we really operated against the fielded forces of any organizations. when, in fact, what we have to do is think about how we operate and how we plan to achieve a sustainable political outcome consistent with our interests. and so i think this is an important lesson now, because as we look at, at the war in iraq, the ongoing war in afghanistan where we sell at 66,000 troops engaged every day, there will be a tendency to again define the problem of future war in a way that we think we can solve
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Mar 23, 2013 4:30pm EDT
. that law said that you have to post in a clinical trial results within one year of completion. so there is a website called chemical trial's outcome. you have to pay a 10,000-dollar a day find which would be a lock for many people. the $3.5 million a year would be a parking ticket if you are a big organization that is making billions of dollars. no routine audit again. when this was conducted and published in 2012, the road to compliance with generally astonishing. everybody knows that you have to post everything within one year. the compliance as last year was 22%. four out of five trouser ignored. the amendment, which is the single thing that is most commonly cited by people who want to blow off any of these concerns. 22%. yet no fine has ever been applied to the styles. but everyone is pretending to just do it. but even more preposterous than not, even if there had been uniformly perfect and adhered to, this law has done nothing to improve the evidence that we practice today. about 80 to 85% of the treatments we prescribed a medicine today came on the market more than 10 years
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Mar 23, 2013 11:30am EDT
to do through laws made, but a group of cities and mayors and counselors working together across borders voluntarily developing best practicing, exploring common urban virtue to solve problems that states have proven no longer able to take care of. i won't bore you here, it's boring important as it is. but with i can name for you inner city networks already in operation, you would be shocked and suppress a long yaun, the names are boring and bureaucratic, but the reality of the institutions is extraordinary. one of the most important institutions nobody has ever heard of, for example, is the united cities and local governments uclg. 3,000 cities and local authorities that meet globally every year and the networking cities around work and environment, transportation, immigration, security, and a number of other issues. i hadn't heard of it two years ago. i doubt too many people other than that the urban specialists in the room have heard of it. but it is a living organization. most people would say i know what you mean the american conference of mayors, sister cities, maybe. but t
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Mar 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
. obviously i knew a lot about the u.s. been here on holiday. i have an american brother-in-law. but it just gives you a front-row seat to the other side of the story. >> host: you were the -- if i'm not mistaken -- the only nonamerican foreign correspondent in the traveling press corps for the state department? >> guest: that is correct. although my colleagues from route tiers may not point out they're not american but i'm nonwestern. i have a dutch mother but for all intents and purposes i'm very much an arab woman. i grew up there. i lived there my whole life and that's kind of what i bring to the table. although i have also a western perspective on in things because of my brand. my mother's nationality and the time i spent traveling in the west. yes, i was the only nonwestern, and specifically for the bbc, the first nonbritish person to cover this beat. >> host: one of the most interesting parts of the book is actually learning the process of being secretary of state, going from country to country. you kind of take there is -- take there is as hillary clinton traveled around the wor
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Mar 25, 2013 8:30pm EDT
. >> like moore's law of invention, just roll things out. >> yes. >> he had two other things, access to capital, both from the public markets and from his own considerable wealth at this point because he was making tremendous royalties off a number of inventions, not the least of which was the phonograph. was he investing that back? >> the big chunk of money made was from the telegraph. he started that as, you know, as a lowly telegraph operator, learned the business, and figured out how to send transmissions both directions on the same wire, a valuable patent for the union. he got a payoff with that. i don't think he made as much, but they don't know what it was good for taking a long time. people said it was the most, you know, ingenious, but useless invention. people bought tickets to see a phonograph on stage, but once you saw it, what's it good for? it took awhile for people to realize that music was the great use for it. edison being deaf didn't think about the value of music. >> had to be thrilling to watch a phonograph on stage play a cylinder. >> once. [laughter] >> the other t
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Mar 24, 2013 10:00pm EDT
decided to study law as a. so i went to college were my brothers were studying they followed our parents they were both doctors and my two younger brothers also were coming to college at the same time so there were five of us together. we were very lucky to get an apartment a house where oscar wilde was born and the coach would tell all the passengers to turn their heads but for reasons i go into not so much to do with me but in that same era of law school and someone i became friendly with called nicholas robinson says three of us got honors we were among those three and we went out to dinner and he decided he had better things to do so he would sit at the back of the class you draw cartoons but i sit at the front hoping to achieve good grades. i also signed forced myself and i try to save is honestly i wrote the memo are to be encouraging, push yourself and reach potential so i pushed myself to stand up and i got better at it so i decided to go forward for the dublin university law society and the first female student to be elected and by this stage i was interested in social c
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Mar 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
healthy communities. we are equal in the eyes of god, and son we will be equal under the laws of this land! equal! justice! under law! in all 50 states, in all matters governed by civil law. that is what we're fighting for. thank you so much for being here. i love you. thank you so much. we're going to keep fighting, and we are going to win. [cheers and applause] >> we are going to win. equality! equality! equality! equality! equality! thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> thank you all. we have come to that time, the courthouse is emptied out. we're going to see you again here tomorrow. the main thing we want to do is say, thank you, for standing up for equality. thank you for standing up. >> thank you so much, everyone. thank you. >> see you tomorrow. >> see you tomorrow. at it going to be a beautiful day. thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> so, that wraps up this rally in support of same-sex marriage. we're also covering a rally against same-sex marriage on c-span.org. all of this going on because the supreme court is conside
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
sequestration had been signed into law. now, we didn't reach an agreement because republicans refused to include revenue, but we did agree then that deficit reduction to replace sequestration was deficit reduction. in fact, my colleague, senator toomey, put forward a plan to replace sequestration, to replace sequestration that he said would have -- quote -- "reduced our deficit by $1.2 trillion. mr. president, i find it odd that some republicans were willing to count replacing sequestration as deficit reduction when they were putting forth plans to do it, but they won't treat the senate budget the same way, especially since bipartisan groups including simpson-bowles and domenici-rivlin and the committee for responsible federal budgeting all used the same starting point that the senate budget does. like us, these groups know sequestration was not deficit reduction. it was there to trigger deficit reduction that would come from replacing it. that was the whole point. in fact, the center on budget and policy priorities noted that the senate budget uses the appropriate starting point, and i
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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
we've tried to tackle both of those in our acquisition reform bill which is now law and which is taking some time to take hold. >> want to take advantage of my time for a minute and jump around a bit. we're talking about afghanistan but how do you think history is going to judge the obama administration's decision not to intervene in any significant military fashion in syria? 70,000 dead as you know and several million refugees. >> i think it's way too early how to predict how history is going to judge whether our policy is right. it's not too early to know how history will judge assad. that's easy. but in terms of whether or not we have proceeded in a more deliberate way than some would want us to, and probably a little more than i would want us to if you want to get into that, nonetheless the goal here is to make sure that what happens after assad is, is stable, is diverse, is not chaotic. that the right people are the ones that take over when assad goes. and that's, that's a matter of putting in place, if possible, a kind of an interim political coalition, which will have broa
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Mar 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
talking about the is incentive auction. so congress passed a law last year giving tv broadcasters a financial incentive to be used in the wireless broadband purposes. we at the fcc a busy to solicit public comment and analyze it for purposes of putting together what will be quite literally thee most complex spectrum auction in world history. i know it sounds like hyperbole, but it is the truth, and there's three components which i will get to in a minute. i expressed caution. it's not doom and gloom as you presented it, but caution in terms of when that will happen and how that happens. i'm not sure it will yield quite as much spectrum as was first advertised, some of the first chatter would yield 120 megahertz which is a lot. that was paired back to 80 megahertz because peek about about border issues with canada and mexico. then it was back to 60 megahertz. where? new york city? that's the equivalent of six tv stations -- well, six to sen, actually, going off the air and potential for channel sharing and all of that. that would take a lot of broadcasters in the major markets, but i
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
luncheon, andrew wiseman talks about how new technologies have changed the way law enforcement operates and investigates crimes. this is 45 minutes. >> thank you. i had narrowed down the stories about, down to one but after the introduction think i might need to say a number of anecdotes about valerie. but i will start with one because it's relevant to assuming the of general counsel after valerie caponi has had a position for ages but although she is small in stature, she has very large shoes to fill. and the best or i could come up that would give you a sense of those shoes is when valerie was the chief of the criminal division and i was a mere pop, although we did overlap i was much younger. [laughter] i had the pleasure of defending valerie when she was a witness before chief judge weinstein. and at some point after some prodding, there was a defense question that was sort of rambling speculative and hypothetical, and valerie was staring at me fiercely. i said, objections to it and the judge said what's the objection? you know, how could the witness know, it's a hypothetical. and th
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Mar 24, 2013 12:00am EDT
have studied the law and they knew what distance they needed to stand. when the guns could not be loaded in the cars and when a felon could not carry a handgun and all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal and they emulated tactics done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. this is true of the local following. young adults who said that his power. that is standing up. we are going to join in and we are not just going to sit there and talk about the revolution and the revolutionary action movement but this gives us a way to actually stand up against brutality. when this really change to a different scale when they were on patrol in oakland standing up and following the police and patrolling the police. this is changes when the young man was killed in richmond north of oakland and neighbors were killed by the police, shot in the back of there was a lot of evidence that this was an unjustified murder. there was no official recourse. people tried petitions and they tried talking to the politicians and try talking to the sheriff and basically
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